First post on Mastodon, still getting the idea of what this is 🤔

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Hey, thanks all for the welcomes!
What I'm getting is this platform is more or less like Twitter (?)

@j0rdix Been here for a month now and I still don’t know what it is.

@j0rdix Welcome! Quick Mastodon intro:

Mastodon is a federated social network; it's made from several servers (instances) connected to each other. is one of those instances; you can interact with other instances in the "Federated" timeline.

Since no-one has control over the whole network, it's immune to censorship, and the whole network can't go down at once.

The network also contains instances other than Mastodon; we refer to the whole network as the Fediverse.


This is not a platform but more like a protocol. Mastodon uses the ActivityPub protocol. So you can interact with other users who use software that implements it too (for example pleroma, frendica, pixelfed etc.)

Mastodon interface is more/less like twitter. But others are different, pixelfed interface looks like instagram, and friendica's interface looks like Facebook.

There are other similar protocols too.

These all together constitute the larger fediverse ("federated Universe").

@j0rdix Well, because it basically is like Twitter, just less retarded of a system.

@j0rdix Welcome to Mastodon, and our instance, and there are plenty of similarities but different enough to stand out

@j0rdix technically it's like email, many servers talking to each other. what i like is that after a while you get the content you like, not what an algorithm thinks is best!

@j0rdix Bluntly put, yes. But you can also manage your own instance of Mastodon.

@j0rdix Welcome!

This might be difficult to get used to since it is different from twitter and it isn't possible to reply to tweets.

but after learning how to use this and all about it, it's kinda hard to go back to twitter.

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